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Subjects Taught
Social Studies

Education

B.A. Secondary Education Social Sciences (The University of Alabama)

A+ College Ready 



Bio

Hello! 

This is my third year at Hale County Middle School and I am excited to be a part of the Wildcat nation. I teach 7th grade World Geography and Civics and assist the Junior Varsity football team. I highly enjoy teaching my subject because there are so many different ways to approach the study of geography and civics. Students get the opportunity to learn about the world around them and discover how the world works. I try to approach these subjects with creative and engaging activities that will interest students of all backgrounds. 

During my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music, and helping out with my church. I am a huge Alabama Crimson Tide fan (ROLL TIDE!!) and love to watch sports. It is my hope to one day visit all 50 states as well as travel to different countries and national parks. 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

World Geography enables the students to see, understand, and appreciate the web of relationships between people, places, and environments. Students will use the knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts within the six essential elements of geography: world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography. The study of world geography will include areas of study in culture, economics, history, governance and civics as well as interactions between individuals and groups of people.

 

Some examples of activities we do in World Geography include:

  • Creating travel brochures
  • Analyzing maps such as maps displaying languages, religions, etc.
  • Watching documentaries about cultures and locations around the world
  • Researching ancient and modern civilizations and describing their culture
  • Creating posters to illustrate different places and cultures around the world
  • Completing WebQuests on different topics, with the opportunity for students to also choose their own topics

 

Civics will explore the origins of the American democratic system while looking at how the Constitution embodies the values and purposes set up by the Founding Fathers.  The structure and function of the government will be analyzed on a national, state, and local level while showing how each level is interrelated.  This will launch the class into discussing how constitutional values relate to other nations and world affairs.  Throughout the course we will focus on how the people play an active role in government and the importance each citizen contributes to society. 

 

Some examples of activities we do in Civics include:

  • Researching presidents
  • Creating monthly budgets
  • Illustrating the amendments
  • Simulating how a bill becomes a law
  • Analyzing key primary documents such as the Declaration of Independence
  • Playing educational games that illustrate key concepts such as the separation of powers and the Bill of Rights